I'm constantly searching for The Pair of over-ear headphones, so I'm pretty chuffed that after months of stunning teaser photos the TMA-1 'phones by Aiaiai have finally gone on sale—for $170*.
They hail from Denmark, and adding further weight to the idea that Scandinavia is the king of design, they've been created with help by a tidy list of electronic acts, like 2 Many DJs and Hot Chip.
Supposedly taking inspiration from the sound quality of Sennheiser's HD 25 'phones, Aiaiai wanted to create a more durable and robust pair with minimal branding according to this interview they did with Slamxhype.
The headphones have a 1.7m cable, 6.3mm stereo plug converter, and include the following specs:
Transducer Principle: Dynamic, closed
Driver Unit Size: 40 mm
Impedance: 32±15% Ohm
Load Rating: 0.1W
Frequency Response: 20 to 20.000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.3%
Sensitivity: 110±3dB Weight w/o
Cable: 190 Gram
On sale now Dkk 1,400, which converts to about $250 / 180 Euros. *
OR pick them up at The Ghostly, where they cost $170 as an introductory price for US residents. [Aiaiai via FutureBlog]